I've been having my cello for a while now, but I've been busy with other instruments and I just started playing it again. I am a beginner, but it seems like my instrument is abnormally quiet and not producing a full tone. Any suggestions?
Re: Quiet Cello... 23:47 on Saturday, April 16, 2011
Well you might want to take a look at your strings, and see if there is anything abnormal with them. When strings get old or worn out, they can start to sound a bit muted and you can start to see wear on them; especially near the bridge and "the nut" or the top of the fingerboard. Of course it could also be an internal problem that you might want to get checked out. Also over time, if cellos are exposed to too much moisture, that can make it wear out more. I would bring it into your local music store (possibly one that specializes in stringed instruments, or at least sells them,) and tell someone there what the problem is, and they can determine if it's an internal, string, or bridge problem.
Re: Quiet Cello... 01:06 on Wednesday, April 20, 2011